Oct 27, 2012

Death And The Girl Next Door,Darklight,#1.

Death And The Girl Next Door.
Darynda Jones
Publisher:St Martin's Press.
Publication Date:October 2,2012.
Genre:YA Fantasy|Mystery|Romance.
Source: Provied by publisher through Netgalley, for review.


*ARC E Copy was provided by St.Martin’s Press, for review Purposes *

  Wow. This was one of the books, that I had hard time putting down. Even before I read the summary, I had a strong feeling about the book. It had everything that I love in the books. Romance, action, adventure with a bit of mystery added to the story. Every page in Death And The Girl Next Door had me on edge of my seat. Most of the book had me guessing what’s going happen next. I am eager to find out in next installment: Death, Doom and Detention. Not sure if I can wait till 2013 to find out.

  Ten years ago, Lorelei's parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For Lorelei, life goes on. High school is not quite as painful as she thinks it will be, and things are as normal as they can be. Until the day the school's designated loner, Cameron Lusk, begins to stalk her, turning up where she least expects it, standing outside her house in the dark, night after night.
Things get even more complicated when a new guy—terrifying, tough, sexy Jared Kovach—comes to school. Cameron and Jared instantly despise each other and Lorelei seems to be the reason for their animosity. What does Jared know about her parents? Why does Cameron tell Jared he can't have Lorelei? And what will any of them do when Death comes knocking for real?

The title, I got be honest and say that it was attracted my attention to begin with. Death and the Girl Next Door. Right away I was curious what it was about, but I knew already that it was going have a lot of action, adventure and I was right. At first I had the feeling that mystery sort of book and I was right, in way, there were quite few mysteries through the novel. Like Jared, right from start I knew that there was something mysterious about him, that he was somehow different, same with Cameron. I was eager to find out what they were hiding. What I found out about them, took by surprise in way, it was least thing I was expecting. I did have feeling that there would be something mysterious, dangerous about both of them, by the photograph on cover which I know are of Cameron and Jared. But it became clearer why they didn’t like one another.

Lorelei, Glitch & Brooke. I loved them right from the start. I liked the fact how different the three of them seemed but yet they were still there for one another. Most of all, I loved the friendship, the bond that the three of them had. Brooke and Glitch always seemed there for Lorelei, they were there, always making sure that she’s okay after her parents disappearance, there when they found her passed out in her room and even covered her for her grandparents. They didn’t go running, after they find what she was, what Jared was, they stood by her side, the entire way. Their friendship, dedication reminded me of some of my best friends. It made be able to connect to characters more.

Jared & Cameron. I’m not sure which one of them I like more; in way I liked both of guys. I could tell that both of them truly cared about Lorelei. Otherwise why would both of them try to protect her? I think that’s another reason that two of them didn’t like each other, because they both have feelings for her or at least that’s the feeling that I got. I was bit surprised that Lorelei still ended with Jared, even after she found out the truth. If I were her, I would went running. To me, that showed a strong character. I am curious now if Cameron possibly ends up with Brooke, they seemed to have some sort of connection or if there will be love triangle between him, Lorelei or possibly Brooke and Glitch? I am also pretty curious to find what happened between Cameron and Glitch all those years back.

The ending, I did not see that coming. Seriously. Possessed by Demon? I would react the same way she did. Of course now the question is, will he stay inside or will they be able get out without hurting her? I’m eager to find what happens with everyone next.


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